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Old 06-12-2019, 04:07 AM
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Greetings,,
I am finally a boat owner again, an old tiller controlled, 17' aluminum boat w/ 40HP outboard for fishing and taking/teaching the grandsons boating.
The floors are pulled out and I'm getting ready to redo....just wondering it anyone is using composite material for this? Or just stick with
marine plywood? Cost effective?
Its funny, I missed not having a boat in the yard to work on....see how I feel when this job is done. LOL
Thanks,
Jim
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:43 AM
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I just replaced the deck on my pilothouse. Very different scenario than yours, but I did look into decking quite a bit.
3/4 marine ply is around $75 a sheet at Lowes.
I think there is a corrosion problem using pressure treated with aluminum, though it would be a cost effective alternative.
Merton Marine in Springfield has Coosa board, a stiff fiberglass composite, for $280 or so for 3/4 or 1/2" It can't rot.

I ended up using Lowes marine ply and fiberglassing and gelcoating it on Joe Merton's advice.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:57 AM
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WOW! Good to know....thanks for the reply.
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